1

impost

play
noun im·post \ˈim-ˌpōst\

Definition of impost

  1. :  something imposed or levied :  tax

Origin and Etymology of impost

Middle French, from Medieval Latin impositum, from Latin, neuter of impositus, past participle of imponere


First Known Use: 1568


2

impost

noun im·post

Definition of impost

  1. :  a block, capital, or molding from which an arch springs — see arch illustration

Origin and Etymology of impost

French imposte, ultimately from Latin impositus


First Known Use: 1664

Other Architecture Terms


Learn More about impost


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up impost? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to search out and expose misconduct

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • alphabet-magnets
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ